Friday, April 23, 2010

#fridayflash Chaos and the Creative Process

Chaos rumbles into the bar with a hammer in one hand. He roars. He kicks over a chair or two. The patrons tremble and cower.

All except one. The Creative Process sits alone in a corner booth, sipping a Madori Sour.

Chaos turns to a window and hurls his hammer. It tumbles end over end toward the glass, strikes it dead center, and sends spiderweb cracks skittering to the corners. He roars again.

"Always breakin' stuff." The Creative Process leaves her booth and ambles over to Chaos. "Always breakin' stuff and making it look so pretty. Just look at those lines. Such a focal point...such raw energy." She points at the broken glass.

Chaos's lower lip quivers. His eyes droop.

"There, there," The Creative Process pats him on the back, "I'll buy you a drink. You'll feel better."

20 comments:

Alan W. Davidson said...

Ah, Chaos overturned by the Creative Process. Nice desciptions, sir. Perhaps he'll order a mint julep.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Nice. Made me smile.

John Wiswell said...

Alan nails my desires for the piece. "Chaos overturned by the Creative Process" - the exact allure of this supershoot. So funny to imagine Chaos's lip quivering. Good work!

Pia Veleno said...

Lovely personification!

katey said...

Okay, but he's gonna need something more powerful than a Midori sour, my dear Process.

Hee! Awesome.

Aaron Polson said...

Thanks, everyone. This was just a bit of a whim, and explained my current thoughts better than another long-winded post. ;)

Natalie L. Sin said...

Does the creative process put out? : )

Melissa said...

Love this! These two should do just fine together...I had to laugh at the Midori sour. That was my favorite drink in college!

Tomara Armstrong said...

I couldn't help but smile AND Midori sours are my all time fave ;-)
~2

Cate Gardner said...

I think chaos has been eating too much chocolate.

Marisa Birns said...

This is wonderful whimsy!

Great picture, too. :)

onipar... said...

Ha ha, awww, poor Chaos. Like a little kid throwing a tantrum. :-)

Paula Ray said...

Funny...Chaos provides such inspiration for the creative process..so very true. Love how you personified in this. Good job.

Cathy Olliffe said...

I'm-a-thinking Creative and Chaos should invite Chronos and Death over for glass-breaking and peanuts. Maybe some euchre.

Gracie said...

Just wonderful. What an excellent concept.
...I think Chaos will need something more like tequila to bolster his spirits. Straight. With a beer back.

Loved this story.

K.C. Shaw said...

I love it! Loveitloveitloveit. :)

pegjet said...

This made me smile. Loved the photo too.

Danielle Ferries said...

Brilliant!

J.C. Towler said...

Hey Aaron,
Found this one through Friday Flash. Made my Muse laugh. Good job.
--John

Tom Gillespie said...

Anger management counsellor is that creative process.. har love it!